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Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack to retire

Multiple media sources are reporting that Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack will retire his post to accept the position of Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriff's Association in Montgomery – a position famously held by the late Bobby Timmons for decades.

Mack has worked for the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office since 1989 and has served as Sheriff since 2007.

WKRG TV's Debbie Williams is reporting that retirement will become effective later this summer or early fall.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) will appoint a replacement sheriff who will serve the remainder of Mack's term. The next election for Sheriff will be held in 2026.

Back Story Podcast co-host Fairhope Attorney Harry Still told the Alabama Gazette that Mack notified his deputies of his pending retirement this weekend.

Baldwin is one of the fastest growing counties in Alabama.

Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack was born in Escambia County, Alabama and moved to Baldwin County when he was six months old.

Sheriff Mack attended Faulkner State Community College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. While at Faulkner he was a Student Government Association Representative. He then attended and graduated from Troy University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He later returned to Troy and earned a master's degree in human resource management.

Mack's father Huey Mack Sr. was the Baldwin County Coroner.

Sheriff Mack went to work with the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in 1985 as a Medical Examiner Field Agent. He later worked as a Forensic Investigator and was promoted to Chief Forensic Investigator of the Mobile Laboratory. He holds a Crime Scene Analyst Certification by the International Association for Identification.

Sheriff Mack was hired by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office in 1989 as a Criminal Investigator and was tasked with Crime Scene responsibilities. In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant over the Criminal Investigation Division. In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and designated the Chief Investigator of the Criminal Investigation Division. He has served on many task forces to include the US Customs Blue Lighting Task Force, a US Marshall Special Deputy, Baldwin County Major Crimes Task Force, Child Abuse Task Force and as a consultant with many other law enforcement agencies.

Sheriff Mack was first elected in 2006 and is currently serving his fifth consecutive term of office.

He is the past President of the Alabama Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Mack is on the National Sheriff's Association Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Training Committee, and the Immigration and Border Security Committee. He is a graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Alabama Law Institute for Sheriff's.

Among other awards and accomplishments, Sheriff Mack is the Past President of the Robertsdale Rotary Club, Past Chairman of the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member of the Baldwin County Economic Alliance, Past Lay Leader of the Robertsdale Methodist Church, and Past Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been awarded the Paul Harris Award by Rotary International, the Service Above Self, and Rotarian of the year award. In 2006 he was chosen as the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year.

Mack and his wife own and operate Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale, which was started by his father.

Former State Representative Robert "Bobby" Timmons served as Executive Director of the Alabama Sheriff's Association from 1975 until his retirement in 2022. He passed away in March at the age of 91.

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